Tennis suffers loss to strong Wesleyan side

Colby Men’s Tennis played its final home match of the season this past Saturday, losing to Wesleyan University. This proved to be the last match in front of the Colby faithful for seniors  Mark HoSang ’16 and Brad Gaffin ’16. Unfortunately, after the senior day ceremony, things began to unravel for the Mules. Captain Carl Reid ’17 lost his singles match in three sets after winning the first and leading decisively in the second. Vlad Murad ’17 also lost his singles match in three. The rest of the ladder fared no better against the rival Cardinals, as the final score was 9-0 in favor of Wesleyan.

The team bounced back nicely in their second match of the weekend against University of Southern Maine, winning by a score of 6-3. The Mules flexed their depth against the Huskies; though Reid and Murad didn’t even play in the match, the team was still able to pull out the decisive victory. The bottom of the Mules lineup was particularly impressive, with Gaffin and Sam Hoenig ’19 not even dropping a game to ensure the victory for the Mules.

Commenting on the weekend, Reid stated, “We had a really tough loss to a good Wesleyan squad on Saturday, and to be honest, I wasn’t sure how we were going to respond. I was really pleased with our performance on Sunday. The bottom of our lineup came up huge for us. I think we can finish the season out really strong.”

The Men take on the Bowdoin Polar Bears in Brunswick on Saturday to finish out their season.

The Women’s team experienced a similar result to their male counterparts this past weekend, also dropping their match to the Cardinals by a score of 9-0. It was a tough day all around for the Mules, as none of the women were able to take a set off of their competitors. Even twins Gabriela and Lydia  Venditti ’19, who have had impressive first year seasons, were unable to find the same level of success that they have experienced at other points during the season. Senior Captain Holly Bogo ’16 played her final home match for Colby.

Bogo said about the match, “Obviously this wasn’t the way we wanted to go out in our final home match, but we were up against a really talented Wesleyan team and we knew we were going to have our hands full. All in all, I think we had a pretty decent season and have some good things to build off of for next year.”

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